COVID-19: Province Extends Emergency Orders

This morning, the Ontario government announced that it has extended most of the emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) until July 29, 2020, including those most relevant to care providers in the health, developmental services and intervenor services sectors.  This extension has been implemented  to “ensure the protection of vulnerable populations, such as seniors” event as the province moves many regions across Ontario to Stage 3 on Friday as part of its  Framework for Reopening the Province.

As previously discussed here, on July 7, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.  This legislation would allow the Declaration of Emergency to end, while at the same time allowing the government to maintain the current roster of Emergency Orders for recurring increments of 30 days for up to 1 year.

The following is a list of the Emergency Orders extended until July 29, 2020:

We will continue to monitor the legal developments related to COVID-19.  In the meantime, if you require legal assistance, we encourage you to reach out to your regular PooranLaw lawyer, or any member of our team.

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